+ About

Jori is founder and facilitator of 186 Carpenter, a storefront and office space that presents arts programming and current events. Until recently, she directed the Media Lab at Community MusicWorks, where she is now a board member. Jori is now the Assistant Director of Academic Programs at the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. Jori is also an artist-educator at the RISD Museum, a co-coordinator of (the currently on hiatus) Providence Provision, and advisor to Providence HONK, a celebratory activist music festival she formerly helped coordinate. She was briefly trending on YouTube in 2011 for her video “Joey Quits.” A printmaker, painter, and photographer, Jori also plays bass drum in the What Cheer? Brigade, a 20+ member brass/punk band.

Past and Present Collaborators

Andover School District
Animal Studio
The Art Institute of Boston
ArtistsInContext (Boston, MA)
The ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University
AS220 Youth/Broad Street Studio
Community MusicWorks
David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University
DownCity Design
The Environmental Justice League of RI
Everrett Dance Theatre’s Carriage House School
FirstWorks
Girls Rock RI
Greater Kennedy Plaza
Granoff Center at Brown University
The Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA)
Hillel at Brown University
The Hub at the Providence After School Alliance
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (Washington, D.C.)
The Manton Avenue Project
Olneyville Housing Corporation
The Point CDC (Bronx, NY)
The Providence Athenaeum
The Providence Black Repertory Company
Providence Children’s Film Festival
Providence CityArts for Youth
Providence Community Libraries
The Providence Department of Art, Culture, + Tourism
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
The RISD Museum
RISD Project Open Door
RISD’s Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design
Schwadesign
The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University
UPP Arts

Contact: joriketten [at] gmail [dot] com

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